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Trucking Companies That Hire Inexperienced Drivers

Which Trucking Companies Will Hire New Drivers?

When you're considering becoming a truck driver, one of the big concerns is whether or not you'll be able to find work without any experience. Well we have a list here of trucking companies that hire students straight out of school, and most of these companies even have tuition reimbursement programs!

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Trucking Companies Hiring New Drivers

Arnold Transportation was founded in 1980 and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. The company provides long distance truckload services as well as regional fleets in the Southwest, Southeast and Northeast. There are more than 800 company owned trucks and an additional 500-plus owner operator units within the company.

  • 8 terminals covering the Eastern half of the U.S.
  • Hires in Texas and most points east of the Mississippi
  • On the road training is 150 hours and pays $58/day
  • Mostly pulls 53 foot dry vans.
  • Tuition reimbursement is paid at $150.00 per month up to $5,400.00
  • Drivers typically stay out for 7 to 10 days, then spend 24 to 36 hours off at home

Arnold Headquarters:
9523 Florida Mining Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL

Baylor Trucking was founded in 1946 with just a single truck. Based out of Milan, IN, the company has remained a family owned business but has grown to more than 300 trucks. Baylor operates in all of the lower 48 United States and hauls dry van freight.

  • Guaranteed pay after training
  • Tuition reimbursement of $150/month for 18 months
  • 99% of drivers are home every 6 days
  • No forced dispatch

Baylor Trucking Headquarters:
9269 Indiana 48
Milan, IN

Con-way Truckload is based out of Joplin, MO and was founded in 1929. The company has grown into one of the largest trucking operations in the country and employs more than 28,500 people. Conway hauls mostly dry van freight, although they are diverse in both Truckload as well as Less Than Truckload operations.

  • 14 terminals and drop yards across the U.S.
  • Rider and pet policy available after training
  • Long-haul, local, regional, and dedicated driving opportunities
  • 4 to 5 week paid company training program for inexperienced drivers
  • Solo OTR drivers averaged $52,500 per year in 2011

Con-way Headquarters:
4701 E. 32nd Street
Joplin, MO

Con-Way Freight Truck

Covenant Transport is a faith-based truckload carrier based out of Chattanooga, TN. The company began in 1986 with just 25 tractors and 50 trailers. Since that time, Covenant has grown to more than 3,600 tractors and 9,500 trailers operating throughout North America.

  • Core hiring area is east of the Mississippi River
  • Run all 48 states in a team truck after company training
  • Tuition reimbursement of $125 per month up to a total of $6,000
  • Liberal rider and pet policy
  • Obtain a regional or dedicated driving position in as little as 6 to 12 months

Covenant Headquarters:
400 Birmingham Highway
Chattanooga, TN

Covenant Transport Truck

Crete Carrier Corp. was founded in 1966 and is based out of Lincoln, NE. They haul dry van trailers while their sister company, Shaffer Trucking, handles temperature controlled freight. Crete now employs more than 4,200 drivers with more than 4,000 tractors and 9,600 dry van trailers.

  • Hiring area includes all of the lower 48 United States
  • 4 to 8 week training program as a solo dispatched truck
  • Average annual earnings in 2010 was between $52,000 and $62,000
  • Insurance benefits after 30 days
  • Average age for a truck is 2 years old

Crete Carrier Headquarters:
400 Northwest 56th Street
Lincoln, NE

Crete Carrier truck

Gordon Trucking, Inc. (also called GTI), based out of Pacific, Washington, was founded in 1946 with just two trucks. Today, the company is the 22nd largest truckload carrier in North America operating across all of the lower 48 United States as well as many parts of Mexico and Canada.

  • No Northeast freight and 80% of loads are west of Ohio
  • Tuition reinbursement of $150/mo. up to $4,000
  • Hometime every 7 to 14 days
  • Regional and dedicated positions available
  • 99% no-touch freight

Gordon Trucking Headquarters:
151 Stewart Road Southwest
Pacific, WA

Gordon Trucking

KLLM Transportation Services is a dry-van and refrigerated transportation provider, operating across America with their headquarters based in Jackson, MS. Over 180,000 loads are delivered by KLLM each year through their OTR, regional, and dedicated divisions. They also offer a paid 3 to 6 weeks training program for drivers who have recently completed an approved CDL truck driving school.

  • NO Canada or NYC freight
  • Tuition reinbursement up to $5,000
  • Starting pay of $0.32 per mile after training
  • Regional and dedicated positions available
  • No forced hazmat

KLLM Headquarters:
135 Riverview Drive
Jackson, MS

Based out of Amherst, WI., H.O. Wolding (also called H.O.W) is a medium size dry-van company which operates across the United States, although they mostly operate regionally in the midwest, northeast, and southest. A paid training program is available for recent CDL grads and weekly hometime is normally acheivable soon after training is complete.

  • Average 2011 driver income was $51,000
  • Tuition reinbursement paid at $200 / month up to $10,000
  • Earn 33 cents per mile after 1 year
  • Mileage pay calculated using practical miles instead of HHG miles (equates to 5% more miles per year)
  • No hazmat or Canada border crossings

H.O. Wolding Headquarters:
9642 Western Way
Amherst, WI

H.O. Wolding Truck

Maverick Transportation is based out of North Little Rock, Arkansas and began operations in 1980 out of a small home office. Today, Maverick Transportation owns more than 1,000 trucks operating in the flatbed, refrigerated, and specialized hauling industries operating throughout the United States.

  • Choose between flatbed, temperature controlled, or speclialized freight hauling
  • Most drivers are home weekly / bi-weekly
  • Fantastic equipment and excellent safety record
  • No team dispatch during the 3 to 5 week training period
  • Starting pay between 32cpm and 40cpm depending on division

Maverick Headquarters:
13301 Valentine Road
North Little Rock, AR

MAverick Transportation

May Trucking Company is based out of Salem, Oregon and operates a fleet of more than 900 tractors, providing transportation services for refrigerated and dry products throughout the United States. Tuition reimbursement is offered and a custom training program is available.

  • One on one training program - no team driving
  • Run 11 western states or all 48
  • Tuition reimbursement of $100/mo
  • No hazmat required
  • No forced dispatch

May Trucking Headquarters:
4185 Brooklake Rd
Salem, OR

May Trucking Company

Since 1981, Navajo Express has been transporting both dry goods and perishable commodities across the lower 48 United States since 1981. With their headquarters based out of Denver, CO., the company operates more than 1,100 trucks with over 2,000 trailers running OTR, regional, and dedicated operations.

  • Choose between dry van or temperature controlled fleets
  • Earn $400 per week during the 3 to 6 week training period
  • No forced dispatch
  • Dedicated and regional opportunities after 6 months of employment
  • Drive late model and well maintained equipment

Navajo Express Headquarters:
1400 W. 64th Ave.
Denver, CO

Navajo Express Truck

Schneider National is North America's largest private truckload carrier with a huge variety of opportunities for new drivers. Schneider was established in 1935 and operates throughout the US and Canada.

  • Founded in 1935.
  • Operates over 12,000 trucks, over 33,000 trailers, and has partnerships with over 6,000 carriers
  • Headquartered in Green Bay, WI.
  • Service provided throughout North America.
  • Drive more than five million loaded miles per day
  • Utilized by two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies
  • Operates out of 36 locations in North America
  • Winner of dozens of awards throughout the industry
  • Operations include:
    • Van/truckload
    • Dedicated
    • Expedited
    • Bulk
    • Western Regional
    • Intermodal
    • Transportation Management
    • Freight Brokerage
    • Air/ocean Freight Forwarding

Schneider Headquarters:
3101 South Packerland Drive
Green Bay, WI

Schneider National truck

Shaffer Trucking was founded in 1937 and merged with Crete Carrier in 1974. They are now based out of Lincoln, Nebraska and operate more than 1,400 trucks with 2,800 trailers. Shaffer mostly hauls refrigerated or temperature controlled freight and operates throughout the entire lower 48 United States.

  • Earn 41cpm after 1 year of experience
  • Run all of the lower 48 United States
  • 4 to 8 week training program dispatched as a solo truck
  • Over 75% of trucks are equipped with APU units
  • Insurance benefits after 30 days

Shaffer Trucking Headquarters:
400 Northwest 56th Street
Lincoln, NE

Star Transportation Inc. is an irregular route, dry van truckload carrier headquartered in Nashville, TN. Founded in 1980, Star currently operates a fleet of 600 tractors. Star is registered to operate in the continental 48 states and Canada but primary lanes are east of Dallas, TX.

  • Medium size company
  • Most freight remains in teh Southeast United States
  • Earn 31cpm after 1 year of employment
  • Be home every other week, usually on a weekend
  • Rider and pet policy available

Star Headquarters:
1116 Polk Avenue
Nashville, TN

Star Transportation truck

Super Service is a regional and dedicated carrier operating throughout the eastern half of the United States and is headquartered out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. With more than 1,200 tractors and 2,500 trailers, the comapny hires both experienced drivers as well as those who recently completed truck driving school.

  • 5 week training program paid at $75 per day
  • 100% regional and dedicated freight company
  • Out 14 days and home for 2
  • More than 50% of the fleet is less than 1 year old
  • Remain east of the Mississippi River

Super Service Headquarters:
6000 Clay Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI

Tyson Foods was founded by a truck driver in 1931 with just a single truck. Today, Tyson Foods operates a private trucking fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks and 2,100 refrigerated trailers. Tyson Foods operates throughout the U.S. and normally hauls their own products, making this a unique company to drive for.

  • 98% company owned freight
  • Starting pay of 36cpm & 39cpm after 1 year
  • Quick training period lasts about 2 weeks
  • Low turnover rate of 29.5% with an average driver seniority of 7 years

Tyson Foods Headquarters:
2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR

Tyson Foods truck

US Xpress started with 48 trucks in 1986 and now operates more than 8,000 tractors and 22,000 trailers making it the nations 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier. The company is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and hauls dry van freight throughout the United States.

  • America’s 2nd largest privately owned truckload carrier
  • One of America’s Best Big Companies, named by Forbes, and a five-time winner of the Quest For Quality Award
  • A variety of opportunities, including solo, team, OTR, regional, dedicated, and local
  • Approximately 60% to 70% of freight at US Xpress is drop and hook with 98% no-touch freight

U.S. Xpress Headquarters:
4080 Jenkins Road
Chattanooga, TN

U.S. Xpress Truck

TMC Transportation is based out of Des Moines, IA and is the largest privately owned flatbed trucking company in the United States, operating throughout North America. In addition to accepting experienced truck drivers, TMC Transportation hires inexperienced drivers who recently graduated from an approved truck driving school.

  • Well maintained equipment with many driver upgrades
  • Most drivers are home every weekend
  • 6 week paid training program at $425 / week
  • 100% tuition reimbursement available
  • Flatbed only company

TMC Headquarters:
6115 SW Leland Avenue
Des Moines, IA

TMC Transportation truck

Werner Enterprises is based out of Omaha, NE and was founded in 1956. It is currently among the 5 largest truckload carriers in the United States with more than 7,250 trucks and over 25,000 trailers.

  • Hiring area includes all of the lower 48 United States
  • Pet and rider policy
  • 80% drop and hook freight
  • 13 terminals located across the country

Werner Headquarters:
14507 Frontier Road
Omaha, NE

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